Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education Studies with Foundation Year

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Course summary

We're ranked 3rd in the UK for our undergraduate Education programmes, including BA (Hons) Education Studies (Guardian League Tables 2020) You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BA degree. So although you apply to study a BA in a specific course – in this case BA Education Studies – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year. This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category Society, Childhood and Education; it allows you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three-year degree. The foundation year also helps us to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. You will be assessed for progression on to your second year, which would be the first year of your BA-level degree. Education is at the heart of the development of our society. By studying education you'll study the way society develops. Our BA (Hons) Education Studies considers the concept of education from a variety of perspectives and requires you to engage in critical reflection on the aims, values and policies of the UK education system as well as educational systems around the world. Throughout the course we arrange visits to and welcome guest speakers from organisations including, ThinkTank, Historic England, CBSO, The Newman Brothers' Museum in the Jewellery Quarter. You will also have the opportunity to carry out work placement during Year 2 to enhance your skills and experience.

Course details

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City South Campus, Edgbaston
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Education Studies with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS